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Economists have theorized that e-commerce ought to lead to intensified price competition, as it increases consumers' ability to gather information about products and prices.  Consumers should be pleased with receiving competitive prices from clothing retailers.

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Electronic Commerce from European Union The electronic commerce team is a team of experts for research, technology, legal, policy and economic issues, who are keen to ensure that the European Union remains at the forefront of electronic commerce.
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If you wish to create a new online clothing store or improve on your existing store, this page is a good first step.  Read, learn, experiment.  Good luck with your online clothing store.

Electronic commerce, commonly written as e-commerce or eCommerce, is the trading or facilitation of trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet or online social networks. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems, etc.  The methods and technologies utilized for ecommerce continues to evolve.  What is seen in the market today is only a glimpse at what we may see in the future.  Selling clothes, footwear, and fashion accessories via the internet and other electronic methods is still in its infancy.  Don't be surprised if we will soon be ordering clothes directly from fashion designers with our minds...

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fashion directory  3DCart is a product of Infomart 2000, Corp. Since 1997, when Infomart 2000, Corp was founded, We've been developing internet solutions for small to medium size businesses. In 2001, after years of building custom e-commerce solutions, 3DCart Shopping Cart Software was created to provide a complete e-commerce solution for a fraction of the cost of building a custom solution.

fashion directory  Abas  There are also various web applications available to use in abas ERP/abas Trade. Using these, the user can access the abas Business Software via the Internet. ERP data, e.g. stock level, availability, sales order status, product data, technical drawings or turnover figures, can always be accessed online. You can operate the platform independent abas Business Software using the abas ERP web applications.

fashion directory  AbleCommerce , a division of Able Solutions Corporation, is the premier electronic commerce solution provider. Founded in 1995 in Vancouver, Washington, the privately held company has technology and marketing relationships with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR), United Parcel Service (NASDAQ: UPS), Card Service International, Authorize.net, ProtoNet, and others. AbleCommerce has established sales and marketing operations worldwide, through an international network of partners, AbleCommerce aims to provide comprehensive solutions for all nationalities of the Internet.

fashion directory  Actinic  Winner of numerous awards, Actinic is the UK market-leading provider of ecommerce software - online catalogue and shopping cart software for small and medium businesses. With more sites than any other supplier in the UK, and thousands of users in over 40 countries worldwide, Actinic is the first choice for businesses wanting to sell online.

fashion directory  AIMS 360 (Apparel Information Management System): With over 5,000+ installations, AIMS 360 is the industry's leading apparel ERP software offering the most robust and fully integrated solution for manufactures and wholesalers/distributors of apparel, footwear, handbags, accessories, jewelry, home furnishings and other fashion goods. AIMS 360's product suite is comprehensive, feature-rich, user-friendly, easy to implement and is compatible on a PC, Mac, or iPad. AIMS runs on the most advanced technologies and platforms offering a hosted cloud based solution which runs on .NET and SQL servers or an on-site solution. A Microsoft Gold Partner and Gold Level QuickBooks developer, AIMS 360 provides the most professional, up-to-date business applications, including: AIMS EasyShop™ online B2C retail shopping cart, AIMS WebLink™ online B2B wholesale shopping cart, AIMS RemoteLink™ native iPad app for taking orders anywhere, anytime, the easiest-to-use EDI integration, AIMS GL Integration™ with QuickBooks, Sage and other accounting software's, UPS and FedEx shipping integration, and Business Analytics for iPad. From materials to finished goods, our system is easy-to-use, customizable, and affordable. AIMS360 serves clients of ALL sizes! Whether a start-up, medium size, or large business, AIMS is your ERP solution and is here to help you grow and increase your ROI! AIMS is located in the California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Suite A1169, Los Angeles, CA 90079.  Call: 310-361-5710 Email: sales@aims360.com

fashion directory  Albany (United Kingdom) Founded in 1989 to specifically provide expertise to the BACS market, Albany Software Ltd. is now one of the UK's leading developers and suppliers of high quality, eTransaction enabling software solutions and first-class customer support services.  eCONNECT is now one of the strongest eTransaction enabling solutions available today, allowing organisations to move towards total electronic communication with customers and suppliers whilst also enjoying the many benefits of the eBusiness revolution.

  ApparelMagic : ApparelMagic® is the industry leader in apparel management solutions, with more than 27 years of excellence. Web-enabled, PC & Mac compatible, ApparelMagic offers ERP, PDM, CRM, PLM, EDI and Accounting in one integrated solution.  ApparelMagic offers the MOST COST EFFECTIVE ERP/eDI Solution in the industry as well as ApparelMagic® To Go for iPads and Notebooks,  ApparelMagic® Web, your live web based order entry system, and ApparelMagic® Plus, your powerful customization tool, to write your own scripts, reports and layouts.  ApparelMagic To Go and ApparelMagic Web enable your sales team to show your digital showroom and take orders ANYWHERE, on your iPad, laptop or other web friendly mobile solution (with or without internet access.)  No other ERP software combines the ease of use, power, technology and friendly service.  ApparelMagic provides direct and immediate access to the latest status of any line, any customer, any accounting report.  ApparelMagic provides a visual feast of images, specs, revisions, instructions, sales history and other tools to easily to determine all options and respond effectively. ApparelMagic also supports easy integration with UPS, FedEx, e-commerce links to your shopping cart and 3d-party warehouse systems. ApparelMagic's user friendly visual interface, worldwide deployment options and comprehensive reports give you unmatched power to move your business forward. Systems begin at under $5,000 with convenient lease options as low as $250 monthly (contact them for most current pricing). All systems include free training, live technical support, product updates and powerful online help tools. Contact: John Murphy, ApparelMagic, 1764 North Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Toll Free: 888-636-0002. Email: sales@apparelmagic.com.  Visit: www.apparelmagic.com

fashion directory  Astrosell is a suite of products that allows for a fast and effective ecommerce shopping site to be built. It combines ease of use with flexibility & power, enabling you to design, build & manage your Web sales entirely from your Windows PC desktop.

fashion directory  AutomatedShops  AutomatedShops ShopZoneVersion 3.7 expands the in-depth e-commerce capabilities provided in previous versions of ShopZone Professional. The extended architecture and infrastructure make it possible to load data faster, and they provide robust database integration and seamless integration of security.

fashion directory  BigCommerce (division of Interspire) Sell Online with BigCommerce, the all-in-one e-commerce software that makes starting an online business incredibly easy. Featuring a search engine friendly ecommerce shopping cart, hundreds of ecommerce templates and a built in marketing suite, it's no wonder BigCommerce was rated the world's #1 e-commerce software solution by Top10Reviews.com. Address: 9606 N Mopac Expressway 1 (888)-699-8911 sales@bigcommerce.com  Address:  Suite 2, Level 9 162-166 Goulburn St Sydney, 2000 Australia

fashion directory  Bostech Corporation is the leading provider of embedded packaged integration solutions in the retail market. The Bostech Powered Integration Program is unmatched by other EAI vendors in delivering a unique combination of world-class integration technology, marketing, sales, and training support to enterprise software vendors enabling them to extend their core product offerings with pre-built, branded features for easily interfacing their applications with their customers' business systems.

fashion directory  CORESense, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand, retail software solutions that enable small to mid-sized retailers to compete and win against big box retailers. Successful retailers across multiple specialty retail markets including wine, footwear and accessories, sporting goods, fashion and apparel, books, electronics and others are leveraging CORESense's products to streamline operations, connect with customers and grow sales across ecommerce and retail store channels. The CORESense On-Demand Retail Management Software solution is the first and only retail management software solution that enables small to mid-sized retailers to manage their entire retail business from brick-and-mortar retailing to ecommerce to back office operations all in one reliable and affordable system. The CORESense solution wraps point of sale, store operations, multi-channel ecommerce, merchandising, order management, and customer relationship management software around a centralized product, customer and inventory database providing retailers with a real-time view of their customers and their business. CORESense supports its customers with responsive and insightful implementation and account services teams dedicated to helping them become a more competitive and successful retailer.

fashion directory  Crypto Logic: CryptoLogic Inc. is recognized as a pioneer and leading software developer in the rapidly expanding Internet gaming industry.  The CryptoLogic brand means integrity and innovation, and this reputation for quality has led to the Company being ranked number one in the 2002 "Profit 100" listings of Canada's fastest growing companies. A public company (traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market and the London Stock Exchange Main Market), CryptoLogic's leadership role is reflected in the great success of its two core technologies: gaming software and ECash Direct. ECash Direct software has processed more than US$30 billion in secure electronic transactions. It utilizes proprietary, real-time cryptographic technology to enable secure e-commerce and information transmissions.

fashion directory  www.doc-net.com  Doctor Net (TM) is a leading provider of comprehensive 'on-line' shopping solutions, employing experienced retail personnel in an IT environment. They design and publish front end graphics and navigation with impact, provide supply chain, customer relationship and account management and effective proactive marketing initiatives. Full contact mark@doc-net.com

fashion directory  Elastic Path: is a revolutionary "developer friendly" Java ecommerce platform for building sophisticated online stores. Developed around an extremely flexible, lightweight Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and leveraging proven enterprise design patterns, Elastic Path provides you with a complete suite of ecommerce components, management tools, reference applications, business workflows, extensive documentation, full source code and best practices. Built using the power of enterprise Java, shopping cart and ecommerce functionality has never been so flexible! 

fashion directory  http://www.erolonline.co.uk/ EROL combines exceptional design control with all the features needed to build, maintain and manage a successful, secure multi-level online store.   EROL Business Edition is the software of choice for new and existing online retailers. Import product data from a standard spreadsheet format for rapid shopping cart deployment; benefit from a flexible design engine unique to EROL; offer discounts to specific customers; setup your store as consumer-facing but allow wholesale customers different prices and more.

fashion directory  FiftyOne Global Ecommerce empowers leading U.S. retailers to utilize their existing ecommerce infrastructure and online shopping experience to market, sell, and fulfill merchandise to international shoppers with cost certainty. FiftyOne manages all aspects of the international order life cycle, from multicurrency merchandising and payments to global logistics, local delivery, and customer service. FiftyOne is powering international ecommerce for Anne Geddes, Anthropologie, Belisi Fashions, Brookstone, The Buckle, CHEFS Catalog, Drugstore.com, Johnston & Murphy, Overstock.com, SureSource, and many others. The company is headquartered in New York City.

fashion directory  GSI Commerce: they are a leading provider of e-commerce solutions that enable retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and professional sports organizations to operate e-commerce businesses. They began their e-commerce business in 1999 and initially targeted the sporting goods category. Since fiscal 2001, they have expanded their reach and now offer their solution to companies in five additional categories: apparel, beauty, consumer electronics, entertainment and home. They provide solutions for their partners through their integrated e-commerce platform, which is comprised of three components: core technology, a supporting infrastructure and partner services. They employ approximately 1,200 people, the majority of which are based at their headquarters in King of Prussia, Pa., their two fulfillment centers in Kentucky and their customer contact center in Melbourne, Fla. GSI Commerce trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

fashion directory  ICN Software is a private company that constantly develops even more intelligent and complete AceFlex software for B2C & B2B e-business. Small and medium size companies in over 30 countries have already built trustworthy business using award winning AceFlex products, minimized costs and got more efficient back office systems to manage multi-channel sales efforts and accounts on the Web.   Combination of B2C & B2B functionality available in AceFlex enables different merchants to come up with robust online e-commerce solution faster and at low cost.  Advanced project management of a company along with its customer service can be also quickly setup on the Web.

fashion directory  iHTMLMerchant: There are currently 4 different editions of the iHTML Merchant which range from simple to more complex as user needs increase. Any edition can be upgraded to a higher level edition with just the difference in price so you are never locked in to a specific feature set. Therefore, you can feel comfortable starting with a lower investment and moving up as needs demand. All editions of the iHTML Merchant require the iHTML application server to be installed on the web server.

fashion directory  Jagged Peak provides outsourced e-commerce and supply chain solutions that enable manufacturers, distributors, and consumer brand companies the ability to quickly and cost effectively establish and operate a direct to customer online business that is fully integrated with their offline sales channels. Cornerstone to Jagged Peak's e-commerce and supply chain management solutions is the EDGE™ application platform. EDGE™ is a best-in-class, web based order management application that provides real-time order visibility throughout the entire order lifecycle, across multiple business units, distribution channels and trading partners. Jagged Peak's blue chip client roster includes several global consumer brand companies.

fashion directory  Jshop Pro / Whorl Ltd.: Drag and drop development in a windows host. Supports integration with payment gateways, editable design, shipping and tax.  Whorl Ltd. are the company behind JShop Professional and DoublePadlock. Started in 1997, Whorl Ltd. have always concentrated on e-commerce solutions and shortly after starting-up released the very first version of JShop Professional. Before that they had freely distributed a set of scripts under the name of JShop on the Internet. In addition to providing off-the-shelf applications to produce and maintain e-commerce stores, Whorl Ltd. also engage in bespoke e-commerce solutions for larger corporations. Working with databases and including advanced features, Whorl Ltd. has been responsible for creating and maintaining some of the largest e-commerce sites in the United Kingdom.

fashion directory  LiteCommerce is a lightweight high-tech ecommerce solution devoted to make an internet store launching process as easy as surfing the Web. LiteCommerce is more than just a shopping cart. It is a multipurpose ecommerce store platform. Numerous built-in features will make your online store and your business successful: inventory management, credit card processing, SEO tools, special offers, discount coupons and others.

fashion directory  Lynx e-commerce:  Evolve is a fully featured shopping cart for database driven, market orientated web sites. It is perfect for beginners to developers for B2B and B2C e-commerce. The shopping cart software is 100% TURNKEY, fully design customizable, packed with features and backed by 24/7 technical support.

fashion directory  Magento Commerce : An experienced player in the eCommerce industry that has been leveraging the power of Open Source technology to help online merchants fulfill their business goals at a fraction of the cost and time of proprietary eCommerce solutions since 2001. Their clients are a new generation of store owners eager to materialize on their creative ideas and gain an edge in their industry.

fashion directory  Nexternal Solutions: Nexternal Solutions provides innovative web-based e-commerce software to companies that sell products online. This software can be used by businesses to sell directly to consumers or to other businesses. Nexternal creates software that maximizes your profit by focusing on increasing your revenue and decreasing your costs. An intuitive onscreen shopping cart greatly reduces shopping cart abandonment A static HTML catalog builder creates product pages that are attractive to search engines Advanced promotional tools drive sales to your store (targeted email campaigns, e-coupons, affiliate program) Detailed statistics and reporting allow you to make better decisions about your product catalog and better understand your customer behavior

fashion directory  osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution under on going development by the open source community. Its feature packed out-of-the-box installation allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with absolutely no costs or license fees involved. osCommerce combines open source solutions to provide a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful PHP web scripting language, the stable Apache web server, and the fast MySQL database server.

fashion directory  Shopping Q (Division of Bitwize Software): ShoppingQ is a dynamic browser based storefront development and management system that allows merchants to create online stores from anywhere in the world with simply an Internet connection and a web browser.

fashion directory  ShopSite: shopping cart software for small to medium-sized businesses. With their e-commerce software and intuitive interface, you can have a store online in 15 minutes. Yet with their rich feature set, you won't outgrow their catalog software.

fashion directory  Visualsoft eCommerce: Multi Award Winning Visualsoft are one of the UK's leading eCommerce providers. As eCommerce specialists, Visualsoft provide expertise in eCommerce design, development and marketing for online retailers. Visualsoft create websites for clients who want more than just a presence; they want results - new customers, more business, better business. Since launch in 1998 the company has continually provided solutions that surpass expectations, enhance brand perception, generate revenue and provide maximum return on investment. This formula has provided Visualsoft with rapid growth, success and an enviable market position.  Address: Visualsoft eCommerce, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, UK, TS18 2TA Phone: +44 (0)870 766 1092 Fax: +44 (0)870 766 1093 E-mail: sales@visualsoft.co.uk Contact name: Tim Johnson

fashion directory  Volusion: Sell Online with Volusion's E-commerce Software Solution. Starting an online business has never been easier. The experts at Volusion have done the hard work for you by compiling all of the tools you need to sell online into one search engine friendly shopping cart software solution. Volusion's user-friendly ecommerce software gives you the power to start, grow and manage your online business with ease.

In the United States, certain electronic commerce activities are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These activities include but not limit to the use of commercial e-mails, online advertising and consumer privacy.  The Federal Trade Commission Act regulates all forms of advertising, including online advertising, and states that advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive.[